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Category: '3d-printing' Blog Posts

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Can 3D Printing Achieve Material Growth?

by Pete Basiliere  |  January 22, 2019

3D printing’s progress has been driven by the combination of hardware and software advances, improved throughput and quality, skilled workers and progressive buyers. And don’t forget materials. For every improvement...

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3D Printing Accelerates, 4D Printing Gets Started

by Pete Basiliere  |  January 3, 2019

As manufacturing industries, healthcare providers and supply chains accelerate their practical uses of 3D printing, 4D printing is entering the market. Gartner’s predictions for 2019 highlight technologies and trends to...

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Manufacturing Industry Scenarios 2023: Leading Through Innovation

by Pete Basiliere  |  October 22, 2018

Extraordinary technological, market and societal challenges confront the manufacturing industry. Yet it is not always clear what an individual trend means to the business. Against this backdrop, Gartner's global multidisciplinary...

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Are You Ready for the next STEP in 3D Printing?

by Pete Basiliere  |  September 21, 2018

The newest 3D printing technology gets a boost — LEGO and Stanley Black & Decker are on board. Will STEP be worth the wait? Looking back five years, when the...

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Resilience Enabled by 3D Printing

by Pete Basiliere  |  June 19, 2018

No one talks about it, no one offers it. What happens when disaster strikes and you cannot get replacement machinery or hardware? Why aren’t 3D print service bureaus offering recovery...

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The Impact of 3D Printing on Business Models

by Pete Basiliere  |  May 25, 2018

3D printing's impact ranges from incremental capability and finance improvements to radically new customer value propositions. Astute managers and technology planners use business models to assess the impacts and prepare...

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The First New 3D Printer Technology in Years

by Pete Basiliere  |  April 12, 2018

Evolve Additive’s “Selective Thermoplastic Electrophotographic Process,” or STEP for short came out of stealth mode last week. The samples produced by its alpha printer that I handled had very impressive...

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Who you gonna call? (ghostbusters)

by Pete Basiliere  |  April 2, 2018

“If there's something weird, And it don't look good,” call the Ghostbusters. But a “freaky” 3D print? If you are considering additive manufacturing then engaging a 3D print service bureau...

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Why ship atoms when you can transmit bits?

by Pete Basiliere  |  March 8, 2018

Think about it. Why would we want to move product from here to there when we can leapfrog mountains and oceans? We wouldn’t, of course, and that is why we...

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Made In Metal — Stratasys’ Big Reveal Was A Long Time Coming

by Pete Basiliere  |  February 28, 2018

Clients have asked for years whether Stratasys would offer metal 3D printing. The answer is near, but what does it mean? Investors have also been clamoring for Stratasys to introduce...

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